Away we go!

mistletoe_market_logo1Monday sure is getting away from me.  I have my first Christmas party this evening, with my Pampered Chef cluster.  If you’re local, the League’s Mistletoe Market is today at the Omni, but it’s looking less and less like I’ll get to swing by, be supportive and knock off some of my remaining Christmas gifts.  (Have I mentioned how much I LOVE that logo?  I might have to get the artist/designer to do something for me…)

Of course, the holiday season hasn’t officially started at our house.  Until we get past the Knight’s birthday, there’s no decking of the halls at our house yet.  It’s not looking good for even having a birthday dinner, unless you count the one we had with friends last night at Topeka’s.  I tried to find a photo of their melt in your mouth rolls, but no such luck.  Oh my! 

throwout2I did make a little more headway with the purging of stuff.  I’d forgotten until I read Grace‘s list that I’d shared from our comforter excess, so see?  It is helpful to read what everyone else is parting with, so I shall try to be a better sport about it. 

     10.  One comforter – given away

     11.  One bag of old periodicals, from which I’d torn out recipes, etc.  – trash

     12.  One bag of plain old trash, including quite a stack of knitting-related catalogs – trash

     13.  One carving set, ever so slightly used – to be given away

     14.  One box of old Pampered Chef receipts and out-dated paperwork – trash

     15.  One duplicate PC cookbook – to be gifted  (anyone longing for “Stoneware Inspirations”?)

Slowly but surely, I’m getting there.  I also managed another repeat on my guild’s KAL stole, so maybe by week’s end, I’ll have an FO.  (I almost have to if I plan to wear it on the 13th for THAT Christmas party.)  I realized this afternoon that I’m almost done with my Christmas shopping, except for the bane of my shopping, Dae, the Knight’s stocking, and a few other little things that will require me to actually drive to a shopping destination, get out and walk around.  (Bec, if you’re reading, what about your dear hubby?  I can always find something for him, but is there anything on his list?)

That leaves wrapping, which I enjoy when I have time to just put on some Christmas music and do a few packages here and there.  Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to do my part to support Cyber Monday and order a couple of things on that “little things” list, and make a couple of phone calls.  (Yeah, imagine.  Some companies still make you TALK to a person.  Go figure!)

14 comments on “Away we go!

  1. Sue says:

    I’ve done all my shopping by internet for about twelve years now. That way I can stroll around the mall picking up stocking stuffers, enjoying the sights and sipping hot coffee. No stress and no dealing with the crazed mobs.

  2. Barbara says:

    Will the girls let you wrap in peace?
    Oh, I guess you can do your wrapping up on a table and not get help. Especially help from Someone who seem to have a tape obsession in addition to all her other ones. I may go with all gift bags this year. She even helps by pulling the mailing tape off of boxes as I am getting them ready to mail. I may also just resort to closing her in the bathroom and listening to Sadie fuss.

  3. Wow, sounds like your week starts off with a bang! I don’t have a party or dinner or whatever until Friday night. That’s happiness for me, as when I’m not home I don’t get any knitting done! Have fun with the cyber shopping.

  4. MrPuffy says:

    Oh dear. Haven’t even begun to think of what to buy for Christmas gifts. My family usually just wants money so that’s easy enough. Still leaves Steve, though, who is difficult to buy for…..

  5. Dawn says:

    Have fun cyber shopping!

  6. Anita says:

    Your list is getting longer & longer! Good for you!

    UGH, I haven’t even scratched the surface of the gifts. I try not to think about it, just makes me grouchy. 🙂

  7. gaylen says:

    Talking to a person is nice when you need them. I have been fighting with Hancock Fabrics since they sent Raiders fabric instead of Eagles. They just got it sorted out and figured out that I returned the fabric and they received it on Nov. 5th!! Yep – almost a month ago. They have been emailing me daily for 3+ weeks. I like being able to talk to a person 🙂 g

  8. grace says:

    been decluttering all day, been in a funk, thank you for the anniversary wishes, he worked late and is conked out on the couch, so I read blogs!!! Does this mean the romance is gone???? :O)

  9. Darcy says:

    Happy birthday to Knight:)Iam knitting alot of my gifts order others and occassionally braving the Hugs Darcy
    check out my blog and button Iam very excitted about them:)

  10. Bubblesknits says:

    Give a big ole birthday hug to the Knight for me. 🙂

    Ugh. I need to get started on the wrapping. I don’t mind it so much, but my knees hate it. lol

  11. sonya says:

    Happy Birthday to him! December b-days can be tough, we have a few in my family. It can be so hard to pick things out for some people.

  12. Wendy says:

    I’m so far behind reading blogs that I just had to read back 9 entries for you. Bloglines has me listed for over 300 posts to read. How will I ever catch up? Serves me right for taking the week off to visit the family and the Little Man.

  13. anniebananie says:

    Man you are busy already! I wish I could have gone to the market – I completely forgot about it, and was home with a head cold, so let that be the reason.

    Happy Early Birthday to the Knight!

    I really need to declutter. Will you come over and help me?

  14. nichole says:

    I did a little Cyber Mondaying myself (not to mention the cyber shopping last week)…

    Now the need to purge, purge, purge!

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